Car-Free Wine Tasting in Hood River

This summer, take a bicycle tour through Hood River wine country. Named a Top 10 Wine Destination for 2017 by Wine Enthusiast magazine, Hood River, Oregon, is well-loved among wine connoisseurs for its award-winning wines and stunning views of Mount Hood, Mount Adams and the Columbia River.

There’s perhaps no better way to experience the scenic beauty of Hood River wine country than to tour it by bike. MountNBarreL offers all-inclusive wine-tasting tours for groups of up to 17 people. Round up your friends and take a leisurely seven-mile spin to several local wineries. Tours usually include tastings, food pairings and vineyard tours. Want to stop and smell the lavender? Go strawberry picking? Sample cider? Owner Ali McLaughlin will work with you to create a custom tour tailored for your group, and even help transport your loot back to your car.

Take an even slower pace and explore Hood River vineyards on horseback! Double Mountain Horse Ranch’s experienced guides will lead you to at least one watering hole during each 90-minute tour. This family-owned business also offers trail rides, full moon rides, kids camps and more.

If you’d rather go wine touring by car, find a designated driver and check out the Columbia Gorge WinegrowersVisitors Guide and download the map.